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Soybean Disease Update July 20, 2018

Soybean Disease Update July 20, 2018

🕔21:52, 20.Jul 2018

A relatively quiet soybean disease year. However, over the past two weeks an increased number of diseases have been observed. Septoria brown spot and target spot continue to be the most commonly observed diseases.

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2018 Row Rice Trials Update

2018 Row Rice Trials Update

🕔09:35, 20.Jul 2018

Here are some updated photos of the Row Rice trials as they begin to head out. This year we have nine locations in Bolivar, Leflore, Coahoma, and Tunica counties.  Many thanks to the producers that have provided the locations this

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 20, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 20, 2018 Updated

🕔08:33, 20.Jul 2018

Bollworm pheromone moth trap catches were up sharply this week in the Delta region, signalling the beginning of another generation. The next 2-3 weeks will likely be most critical for monitoring bollworm pressure in cotton and late soybeans. Tobacco budworm

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Mississippi Ag Industry Council – Row Crop Update

Mississippi Ag Industry Council – Row Crop Update

🕔17:58, 18.Jul 2018

We welcome you to attend the Row Crop Update at the 2018 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. This event is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Wednesday, July 25.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 13, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 13, 2018

🕔10:21, 14.Jul 2018

Overall, southwestern corn borer trap counts have been lower than normal all year and we appear to have gotten past the peak of the second generation. Additionally, the bulk of the corn has reached the dent stage and is beyond

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When can I Safely Finish Irrigating my Corn?

When can I Safely Finish Irrigating my Corn?

🕔17:29, 13.Jul 2018

As the corn crop nears maturity, knowing when you can safely terminate irrigation timing, while optimizing yield potential is likely the most important decision you will face. In order to make this call, you need to know when the crop will reach maturity and how much moisture is present in your soil. This article outlines the steps needed to help make this process accurate and reliable.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 13, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 13, 2018 Updated

🕔08:17, 13.Jul 2018

Bollworm pheromone moth trap catches in our trap line surprisingly declined in the Delta region this week again, but increased slightly in Northeastern MS. However, one trap in Quitman county not normally reported here had 645 bollworm moths in it

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2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

2018 Rice Field Day – August 2, 2018

🕔15:12, 12.Jul 2018

The 2018 MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held on August 2, at the Delta Research and Extension Center at 3:30 p.m.  The program will begin at the Capps center with a brief welcome prior to departing for the field

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Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Early July Update

Bollworm Management in Bt Cotton: Early July Update

🕔11:08, 12.Jul 2018

We have been getting reports of bollworm moth activity and low levels of eggs for about 10 days now in cotton. This week seems to be the week when the activity has really picked up and there are a lot

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Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill?

🕔15:01, 10.Jul 2018

Corn kernel set near the ear tip may vary considerably depending on a number of cultural and environmental factors. These kernels usually don’t fill because the plant can’t supply enough energy to support all of them. Therefore, if we want to improve our yields, we need to investigate reasons why kernel set is less than desired, so we can do better in the future.

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Cotton Irrigation

Cotton Irrigation

🕔09:38, 7.Jul 2018

Rainfall has minimized the need for cotton irrigation in many areas up to this point.  Some areas between Clarksdale and Tunica and isolated areas in the south Delta are dry and have irrigation water running.  As everyone knows, cotton irrigation

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 6, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: July 6, 2018

🕔09:25, 7.Jul 2018

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Cotton Condition in Mississippi

Cotton Condition in Mississippi

🕔07:41, 7.Jul 2018

The 2018 cotton crop in Mississippi has some degree of difference in terms of crop maturity at this point in the growing season.  Some growers have cotton that has been blooming for nearly three weeks while others have blooms that

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Heliothine Trap Catches, July 6, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, July 6, 2018 Updated

🕔08:03, 6.Jul 2018

Bollworm pheromone moth traps were relatively low for the second consecutive week. Tobacco budworm catches remained low as they have been all year. I expect bollworm catches to begin to rise next week as we will be about one month

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

🕔08:13, 5.Jul 2018

Corn reproductive stages generally comprise nearly 60 days for corn hybrids grown in Mississippi at normal planting dates. Identification of these stages is critical for making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 29, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 29, 2018

🕔10:14, 30.Jun 2018

Southwestern corn borer trap counts were up this week in Coahoma county. As a reminder, our threshold for foliar sprays on non-Bt corn is to spray one week after trap counts exceed 100 per trap from tassel to full dent.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 29, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 29, 2018

🕔10:11, 30.Jun 2018

Bollworm moth trap catches were lower this week in Mississippi. Tobacco budworm catches remained at very low levels.

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Cover Crop Field Day: Planting Tips, Experiences & Challenges

Cover Crop Field Day: Planting Tips, Experiences & Challenges

🕔11:12, 28.Jun 2018

Is there really a better time for a field day than July in Mississippi? We know it will be hot out there, but we wanted to create an opportunity to get producers, professionals, and crop consultants together on Tuesday, July

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Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

Potato Leafhoppers in Soybean

🕔09:13, 28.Jun 2018

Every few years we have a surge of potato leafhopper calls in soybean in MS. This is one of those years. Potato leafhoppers strongly prefer smooth leaf soybean varieties and I suspect that the calls increase on years where popular

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Corn Disease Update: June 26, 2018

Corn Disease Update: June 26, 2018

🕔18:28, 26.Jun 2018

Over the past week the corn disease situation in MS has changed. Several foliar diseases are starting to be observed in our production system. However, the vast majority of the leaf spots present are not yield-limiting issues.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 22, 2018

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps: June 22, 2018

🕔21:54, 22.Jun 2018

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 22, 2018

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 22, 2018

🕔15:05, 22.Jun 2018

Bollworm pheromone trap catches for the week remained relatively high in the Delta region, especially in Washington county. Tobacco budworm counts remain low in all counties. As corn matures past silk stage, fewer bollworm eggs will be laid in corn,

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Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton That is Just Starting (or About to Start) Bloom: Diamond or Not?

Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton That is Just Starting (or About to Start) Bloom: Diamond or Not?

🕔11:28, 22.Jun 2018

So far, the 2018 cotton crop is off to a good start. Good growing conditions caused cotton to grow off from thrips pretty quick and plant bugs have been fairly light so far this year. A lot of cotton has

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Rainfastness of Insecticides

Rainfastness of Insecticides

🕔08:59, 22.Jun 2018

This article is dated but applies very well today given the pop up showers across most of the state lately. Every year when afternoon thunderstorms start popping up, the phone starts ringing about rainfastness.  Rainfastness simply means the amount of

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Considering an R3/R4 Automatic Fungicide Application in Soybean?

Considering an R3/R4 Automatic Fungicide Application in Soybean?

🕔09:33, 19.Jun 2018

Numerous questions over the past several weeks regarding automatic foliar fungicides applications in soybean have been made. The current blog post should help guide decision-making regarding the R3/R4 automatic fungicide timing.

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